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Transgender Navy SEAL comes out in new memoir

In her newly published memoir, Kristin Beck comes out as a transgender woman after retiring from a 20-year career as a Navy SEAL. Full story

First Read Minute: Battle lines drawn in the Bay State

  The results from the special Massachusetts Senate primaries are in! NBC’s Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro report in the Democratic primary Congressman Ed Markey defeated Congressman Stephen Lynch, and former Navy SEAL-turned-businessman Gabriel Gomez beat his opponents in the Republican primary.

Navy identifies SEAL killed in Arizona training accident

PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Saturday identified the elite Navy SEAL who died in a parachute training accident in southern Arizona that also injured another SEAL. Full story

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  Special forces enlisted to save rhinos

Retired US Navy Seal Rob Roy and U.S. Army Green Beret “OZ” join MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss their involvement in an operation to protect rhinos from poachers trying to obtain the valuable rhino horn.

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A Navy SEAL sniper scans the terrain while on an operation in Zabul province, Afghanistan.
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A Navy SEAL sniper scans the terrain with binoculars while on an operation in Zabul province, Afghanistan, May 28, 2011. The SEAL is equipped with a SOCOM MK-13 Mod 5 sniper rifle. Chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum, the MK-13 is a favorite with SEAL snipers due to its long range and the ballistic

Brandon Webb, former Navy SEAL
Brandon Webb, former Navy SEAL

EL CAJON, CA - JULY 24, 2013 - Brandon Webb, former Navy SEAL, former SEALS trainer, former sniper poses with his Yak 52 airplane in a hangar in El Cajon, CA, in San Diego County.

It obvious that SEALs undergo a lot of water training. A program that was developed during the Vietnam War was that of drown proofing. A program that builds great confidence in the new SEALs of being able to survive in deep water. In this part of training, students have their hands tied behind th